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    Replacing Living Room Light W/ LED

    thanks again everyone.
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    Replacing Living Room Light W/ LED

    ta for replies. the cable comes through the wooden block on the ceiling, was going to pull the block off and then push the cable back into the ceiling as the new light is flush fitting. i take it the 6 wires would be 2 to each bulb? i thought it was a normal cable and the light unit itself split...
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    Replacing Living Room Light W/ LED

    Hi all, i'm going to ditch my living room light due to it hanging down too far and being annoying; got myself a new LED from amazon, https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08Z3CZQ7N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 so am i right in thinking i should be able to just drop the...
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    House Lights - Random Blinks.

    Hi all, just wanting some thoughts on this topic. i'm getting some very random blinks from a couple of downstairs lights. i changed most of my bulbs to LED, and from browsing it seems they're a lot more susceptible to current fluctuations etc, there has been one incident when a normal filament...
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    Seeing Daylight In Roof

    hi guys, thanks for the replies. had a roofer out, there's a couple holes in the felt so i'm getting that replaced. is the light beyond the breezeblocks anything to worry about? can have the guys look at the roof when they're doing the other stuff [i'm getting end caps put on the ridges instead...
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    Seeing Daylight In Roof

    Hi guys, hoping for a bit advice/reassurance please. seems to be the months for all sorts of issues with my house... :-( anyway, during windy days i've been hearing a tapping/knocking that sounded like something lifting/dropping or such, pretty irregular. got a guy out and he looked the roof...
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    Turning Off Hot Water To Fix a Tap ~ Combi

    Hi all, noob help please. got a Baxi 105HE, what do i need to do to turn of the water for my bath mixer tap? there's a valve under the kitchen sink, i'm presuming that's only for the cold supply? Do i just turn off the combi water or do i need to shut the power off too? TIA
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    Stiff Mixer Tap

    Hi all. Another prob with my bathroom fittings :-/ Bath has a Grohe Eurosmart mixer, as shown in this thread https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/how-do-i-replace-a-shower-diverter-valve.515402/#post-4286995 it's getting fairly stiff - what can i do? it was gummed up a bit around the handle...
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    Squeaky Toilet Lid

    thanks, that worked pretty good, will probably take a couple more tries. still think it's a bit of a naff design, must be some trick to release it if I need to replace the seat at any time, but I can't see anything obvious. cheers
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    Squeaky Toilet Lid

    Hi again, i have a Vitra toilet, one of these type things https://www.qssupplies.co.uk/bathroom-furniture-shower-taps/58966.htm not a soft close one. Does anyone know the best way to stop the lid squeaking? the seat moves fine but for some reason the lid has acquired a godawful squeak. i can't...
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    How Do I Fix My Shower Head?

    thanks for the replies :-) far as I know the hose doesn't have Grohe stamped on, but all the other bathroom kit does, i'll have another check. there's a Plumb Centre (or Wolseley as they now seem to be called) near me so trotting up w/ the shower seems a good idea, hope their prices are decent...
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    How Do I Fix My Shower Head?

    thanks. are hoses pretty much a standard fitting? pipe seems to be 20mm wide, if I measured it correctly. had a quick look at one on Amazon but the diagram said "G 1/2" :-/ cheers
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    How Do I Fix My Shower Head?

    Hi all, follow-up (ish) to this thread https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/how-do-i-replace-a-shower-diverter-valve.515402/ my shower head just came off! :-( the silver plastic collar just disintegrated, not quite the Grohe quality i expected :-/ So, can i get a replacement? done a quick...
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    How Do I Replace a Shower Diverter Valve?

    Thanks for the replies :-)
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    How Do I Replace a Shower Diverter Valve?

    Hi again, as per the title, the bathroom has a Grohe tap/shower fixture w/ a diverter. the thing started failing only a few weeks after installation, had it replaced and now, about 2 years later, it's seemingly failing again; when you lift the knob to activate the shower it's getting very...
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    Can Someone Explain Towel Heater Valves Please?

    thanks for the replies/info. had a bit fiddle as per Motman's advice and things seem a lot better now. much obliged :-)
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    Can Someone Explain Towel Heater Valves Please?

    much obliged for the quick reply. 2. Ack, it got moved it a bit when i was trying to cure things a week or so back, when i thought it would be a simple matter of turning a knob [which i didn't think would qualify for "messing about"!]. what do you mean by upsetting the balance, and how would i...
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    Can Someone Explain Towel Heater Valves Please?

    Hi, sorry if this is covered elsewhere, a search brought up over 180 replies but the first couple pages seemed to be more specific plumbing issues. as per the title. bathroom has a ladder-style towel heater plumbed into the central heating. doesn't seem to get particularly warm so i was going to...
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    Repairing Interior Trim

    Much appreciated, thanks for your help Gazman16 :-)
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    Repairing Interior Trim

    :-/ "but do i just put both adhesives on at once and push the thing into place or would i fix it to the wall first then squeeze in the silicon to fix/fill between teh trim and frame? also, some of the trime is above the window, is the acrylic stuff pretty fast and tacky? if not, how to i keep...
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